Have you designed a stamp before?
No, but as a very nerdy kid I collected them and took part in a USPS pen pal club where I used many a stamp to correspond with snail mail friends.
What was the most interesting or fun aspect of designing a poster stamp? What unique challenges did it present?
I’ve always wanted to see my artwork on a stamp and this made my still nerdy self feel SO cool. The challenge was to create something that worked on multiple levels. The individual stamps are ACEO sized at 2.5 x 3.5” and can be used as artist trading cards, or the stamp sheet can be displayed as an 11 x 17” poster.
Tell us about the art. Did you create something new for this stamp?
Proceeds from the sale of these stamps benefit Women With a Vision, a non-profit created by Black women in New Orleans to improve the lives of marginalized women, their families, and communities by addressing the social conditions that hinder their health and well-being.
You can view the Affirm Black Women portrait series in its entirety at LydiaMakepeace.com